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Musical Medicine: Recovery Unplugged

By Matthew Wexler | Sep 17
Recovery Unplugged uses the power of music to help patients heal from alcohol and drug addiction, and the results are proof-positive that music-based recovery can provide long-lasting impact.

Can Acupuncture Help Deflect Opioid Crisis?

By Jennifer McDermott, Dake Kang, Mike Stobbe | Feb 21
Although long derided as pseudoscience and still questioned by many medical experts, acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors, sometimes as an alternative to the powerful painkillers behind the nation's opioid crisis.

Opioid Crisis Strains Families and Foster System

Opioid Crisis Strains Families and Foster System

Dec 14
The opioid crisis sweeping the US has hidden victims: Tens of thousands of children forced from their homes. The share of kids entering the foster care system due to a parent's addiction has reached a high, fueled by skyrocketing use of opioids.

On Opioid Epidemic, Clinton Offers More Specifics than Trump

By Kathleen Ronayne | Oct 11
Hillary Clinton calls the scourge of heroin and opioid addiction a "quiet epidemic." Donald Trump marvels that overdoses are a problem in picturesque American communities.

Many Doctors Not Using Site for Keeping Painkillers in Check

By Julie Carr Smyth | Oct 1
Ohio doctors are supposed check patients' prescription histories against a state website before recommending prescription painkillers, but an audit has found that some 12,000 physicians appear to be violating the policy.

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